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Early life factors in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis.

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Osteoporosis is a major public health burden through associated fragility fractures. Bone mass, a composite of bone size and volumetric density, increases through early life and childhood to a peak in early adulthood. The peak bone mass attained is a strong predictor of future risk of osteoporosis. Evidence is accruing that environmental factors in utero and in early infancy may permanently modify the postnatal pattern of skeletal growth to peak and thus influence risk of osteoporosis in late...

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10.1007/s11914-009-0024-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
NDORMS
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Author
Journal:
Current osteoporosis reports More from this journal
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
140-144
Publication date:
2009-12-01
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EISSN:
1544-2241
ISSN:
1544-1873
Language:
English
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pubs:125786
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uuid:f7c82dbf-2c75-4e7a-8d61-879ac33901ad
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pubs:125786
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125786
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2013-11-17

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